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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US job growth slows to 8-month low

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Surprise weakening in labour market likely to delay rise in interest rates US job growth slows to 8-month low Job growth slowed sharply in the United States last month and more people gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls rose 142,000, the smallest ...

  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    The business of change

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:01am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Scottish business leaders have been as resistant to political evolution as our own, when they should be embracing the opportunities it brings Let's banish the change ... thing. The bulk of the business community has rallied behind the "no" campaign. Indeed, it is probably fair to say that not only in Scotland but elsewhere, businessmen have campaigned ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - SHARES

    Swire Properties ADR to trade in U.S. today

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:35pm by Sandy Li

    ... the establishment of the programme,” it said in a statement. “The main purpose and benefit of the programme is to increase liquidity of the company’s shares in the US,” it said. An ADR is a negotiable receipt, resembling a stock certificate, that is issued by a US depositary bank appointed by Swire Properties. Shares of Swire Properties rose 1.11 per cent higher at HK$27.15 after the morning ...

  4. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Macquarie, Orix exploring offers Awas US$5b aircraft portfolio

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore and New York Australia’s Macquarie Group and Japan’s Orix are among a handful of companies exploring binding offers for the US$5 billion aircraft portfolio being sold ... for around US$5 billion, while exploring an initial public offering for the remaining portfolio of older planes that could be worth about US$8 billion, Reuters reported in July. Bidders are drawn ...

  5. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple supplier based in China accused of labour violations by US watchdogs

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:06pm by BIEN PEREZ, KRISTINE SERVANDO, Chris Luo

    ... Bien Perez and Kristine Servando A Chinese electronics firm that supplies parts to Apple is being accused of repeated labour violations by two US-based watchdogs who investigated it twice in the past two years – exposing continued problems in Apple’s supply chain ahead of its much-anticipated iPhone 6 launch. In a report released on Thursday night, China Labour Watch and Green America ...

  6. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    West China Cement offers lower coupon rate on US$400m bond

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:22am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com West China Cement has raised US$400 million in a five-year bond deal with proceeds intended to refinance the same amount of debt. With an order book of US$4 billion from 260 institutional accounts, the latest bond deal offered investors a coupon rate of 6.5 per cent, compared with 7.5 per cent on the previous five-year bond that matures in 2016, ...

  7. Revamped MBA asks students to challenge rules of global business

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:39am

    ... JOHN CREMER With the drivers and dynamics of international business subject to constant change, it is not enough for MBA programmes to teach the techniques and thinking which underpin ... of the curve. “We wanted to ‘future-proof’ our MBA and to ensure the programme really does fulfil the needs of today’s students working in a challenging and evolving business environment,” says Dr Dana ...

  8. Business - Economy - JOBS

    US economy beats estimate with 4.2pc growth

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:27am by AP

    ... followed its initial estimate of 4 per cent. The upward revision reflected stronger business investment than first thought. The seasonally adjusted 4.2 per cent annual growth rate for gross ... in the current July-September quarter and for the rest of the year. The government’s upwardly revised estimate of business investment last quarter showed capital spending growing at an annual rate of 8.4 ...

  9. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    PCCW eyes new investments as core businesses post steady gains

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:46am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Core businesses post steady gains, with strong contribution from HKT following CSL takeover PCCW eyes new investments after 24pc income rise PCCW, ... on strong contribution from telecommunications arm HKT and steady growth at its technology solutions business. Consolidated interim revenue rose 10 per cent to HK$14.664 billion from HK$13.314 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Poison and big business: Jimmy Lai's private life thrust into the spotlight in leaked files

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:15am by Joyce Ng and Fanny W. Y. Fung

    ... Joyce Ng and Fanny W. Y. Fung Aspects of both the business and the private lives of Jimmy Lai Chee-ying are outlined in files leaked to the media. They include a suspicious food poisoning incident and big businesses pulling ads from his newspaper, allegedly under political pressure. The  Apple Daily  boss declined to confirm whether all the files were true records and said he would ...




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